Celebrations Bridal & Formalwear purchases Mestad’s!
When Laura Fellbaum first began her job at Barb’s Bridal in Little Falls, Minnesota she had no idea she was about to embark on a journey that would change her life forever. Laura’s eye for the bridal industry combined with her husbands’ energy for business has brought them new and exciting opportunities over the past couple years. On September 12th, 2011, Kennard and Laura Fellbaum purchased the former Barb’s Bridal with pure ambition to be a part of the bridal industry they were quickly becoming fond of. “We don’t just sell a product, we sell an experience. We know how special a bridal gown is to our clients and we take pride in the fact that we are helping our brides and grooms achieve their wedding day vision.”
The ambitious Fallbaums quickly proved that customer service and attention to detail is what truly set them a part on the bridal scene. After five successful years with their Little Falls location, Celebrations Bridal and Formalwear officially expanded into St. Cloud with a new location on Division Street as of September 11th, 2016. “The opportunity to purchase Mestad’s bridal came rather quickly and truly felt like a great opportunity to connect with our clients with a more convenient location.” Celebrations is happy to announce they have kept the couture lines that Mestad’s formally carried as well as even more inventory of their already popular brand labels. The stunning Allure label is offered at both stores as well as their Maggie Sottero, Sottero Midgley, and Mori Lee. Allure Couture, David Tutera and Sofia Tollie labels are exclusive lines to Celebrations Bridal that you will not find at other bridal locations in Central Minnesota. While the average bride is shopping their $1200-$1500 gown selections, Celebrations can also provide service to customers with a more affluent budget up to $4000. With both Celebrations locations you’re sure to find a full bridal experience that offers every customer a generous amount of gown options, jewelry, veils, bridesmaids gowns, flower-girl dresses and men’s formalwear.
If you began to think that two new bridal stores in five years, three children and a successful farming operation would be enough to slow the Fellbaum’s down, you certainly thought wrong. Celebrations is currently working on an additional expansion of an outlet location in Montevideo that will include tuxedos, flowers, and off the rack gowns offered from $99-$999.
Kennard and Laura Fellbaum are certainly making their mark as movers and shakers on our bridal scene, but above all continue to maintain a well-respected reputation with our local bridal clients. With eleven employees at their St. Cloud location and four in Little Falls, you can be sure the customer service at Celebration’s will leave you with a smile. “The moment a bride cries happy tears when she sees herself in the perfect gown she’s about to marry in, we just know we must be doing something right.” // Read more in our Spring/Summer 2017 Issue.
Images by: Tessa June Photography